Quartet (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 March 2013 (USA)
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At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Swanson
Gwyneth Jones ...
Anne Langley (as Dame Gwyneth Jones)
Frank White
Patricia Loveland ...
Letitia Davis


Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does. Written by BrianoftheNorth

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Four friends looking for a little harmony See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuatro notas de amor  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,122 (USA) (11 January 2013)


$18,381,787 (USA) (21 June 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Child violinists Isla Mathieson and Iona Mathieson use their own names as the character names. See more »


While Reggie is playing croquet with Wilf, his pocket handkerchief and shirt buttons suddenly swap sides, indicating a flipped shot. See more »


Reginald Paget: [to a class of teenagers] Opera is: when a guy's stabbed in the back, instead of bleeding, he sings. It seems to me, after much research, that rap is when a guy is stabbed in the back, and instead of bleeding, he talks. Er, rhythmically, even with feeling. But because rap's *spoken*, the feeling is sort of held in check: all on one note.
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Crazy Credits

As the final credits roll, photos of each of the supporting cast members of retired musicians is shown beside a picture of them during their performing careers. See more »


References Tosca's Kiss (1984) See more »


Bella figlia dell'amore
from "Rigoletto: Act 3"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by John Georgiadis, Ita Herbert, Graeme Scott, John Heley, James Morgan, and Ronnie Hughes
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A Rare gem, truly a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!
27 November 2012 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

I saw this in Savannah (Film Festival), with a crowd that was averaging 50 and above. Everybody was laughing through out the whole picture, when I came out of the theater everybody only said nice things about it, I have never seen so many old people come out of a theater so happy!!!

Please see this film, NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE. People don't make movies for such a demographic, or at least rarely, this movie quite frankly made me weep, laugh, and have a range of feeling that I have not experience from any picture released this year!

Some moments hit you hard man, real hard, you might be laughing one scene and then the next scene you just realized that the 'thumb up' from one old man to the next gives chills on how life can end at any moment and at any time.

Dustin Hoffman, my man, you have made many people, many seniors of this country really happy, you have done what most always want but never will.

Thank You, to the cast and to the crew!!!!!

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